2020 Extension ProHort Core Course
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When: Monday, January 6, 2020
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - MacMillan Auditorium
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota  55318
United States
Contact: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and University of Minnesota Extension

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2020 Extension ProHort Core Course

Choose how you learn!

  • Online Class
    At-Your-Own-Pace starting January 6, 2020
  • In-Person Classes
    Fridays & Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., January 10th through February 1st
    Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - MacMillan Auditorium

ProHort is for industry professionals, homeowners, educators and anyone looking for comprehensive horticulture foundation education from University of Minnesota Extension.

This course consists of 14 modules

  1. Botany & Horticulture
  2. Soils, Composting & Fertilizers
  3. Herbaceous Plants
  4. Woody Plants
  5. Lawn Care
  6. Weed Management
  7. Growing Vegetables
  8. Growing Fruit
  9. Indoor Plants
  10. IPM
  11. Plant Pathology
  12. Plant Diagnostics
  13. Entomology
  14. Living with Wildlife

How it works - online
Registered participants will be automatically enrolled in the online course. You will receive course login information and details by email on January 6, 2020. and The online course consists of 14 modules, each with a knowledge quiz at the end. The online course is self-paced, and you will have access to all the online information, modules, and quizzes starting January 6, 2020. You will have until December 2020 to work through any or all of the material. A reference manual will be sent to you prior to the course start date, approximately mid-December.

Time Commitment
Expect an average of 40 - 60 hours to complete all the course material and quizzes.

Choose how you learn!
Course fee includes your choice of learning options. You may complete all the material online at your own pace, OR choose to attend any or all of the in-person sessions with University experts at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Registered participants will receive an email with a calendar of dates that each module will be covered in person at the Arboretum (in-person dates: Jan. 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, Jan 31st & Feb 1st). You can mix-and-match online and in-person modules as desired to suit your schedule and learning preferences.

Certificates of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion by passing each of the 14 online knowledge quizzes that are available after each module.

Cancellation policy
$50 refund for cancellations on or before December 15, 2019. No refunds after December 15. Course registration is transferable through January 2, 2020.

Registration Deadline
Core course registration deadline: December 1, 2019

Cost:  $590.00, includes Arboretum admission for in-person sessions, course fee and materials

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